5 reasons I have the Luxury to Sleep in. Can you afford it?

On a typical day, I get up when I feel like it.  As of late, that falls between 9:30 and 10.  My baby girl will sometimes be snuggled next to me, and my other children will likely be lounging in their beds.  No one except my husband and sometimes, my youngest son, is an early […]

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I Don’t Want to Come to Your Party! Here’s Why?

I just want to let you know that I’m boycotting your party, so save your energy and don’t invite me!  Yes, you, my dear beloved friend, cousin, Aunty, and acquaintance with whom I get along with so well.  I adore you, but I don’t want to attend your party, even though it might be an […]

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6 Really Stupid Things to Say to a Homeschooling Mom!

After 15 years of homeschooling, nothing anyone says or asks me concerning it surprises me anymore; but, that has not always been the case.  I don’t sweat the questions or negativity from strangers anymore, that’s because I spent years prior having to stand trial.  My judges were family and close friends, but I don’t blame […]

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I Don’t Like You– and that’s okay!

Let me tell you about my mama, she is one of the most endearing people you’ll ever meet.  She’s sweet, kind, sensitive, loving and will give you the duds right off her back.  She’s a saint; people who who know my mother personally will attest to that.  They might also divulge that her home is […]

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Better Parenting: When it’s better to give money instead!

With the passing of one of the biggest holidays of the year, children across the country were graced with an abundance of new items: everything from toys, electronics, super-gadgets, clothes, shoes, and just about every other thing their little hearts could fancy, waiting for them Christmas morning, probably under a decked out tree!  Now, that […]

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How to Handle Being Dumped—By a friend!

You would have thought I stole her boyfriend, well her husband rather, or left the backdoor of her townhouse open and let her dog run away.  I could see if I talked about her kid, or stole from her purse (do people still do that anymore), but I didn’t do any of those things; nothing […]

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Is 40 the New 20? The Reality of the 4th Decade

Feeling confident in yourself– whether that’s regarding your looks, your life path, or simply as it pertains to who you are as a person– is challenging at any age, but you step into an entirely different ball game after you hit 40.  I can remember having my first child at 26 and noticing the shift […]

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Fix these 3 Mindsets, Watch Your Money Grow!

Okay, so here is the trend—only publicize your wins, accentuate the highlights, and by all means, hide all mistakes and flaws; but, trends, just like rules, should be broken sometimes.  Now, if you knew my husband and I, say, ten years ago, you would have probably labeled us as financially successful.  Were we wealthy?  No!  […]

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10 Things I Would Gladly Be Thankful For!

November has long been known to be the month of thanksgiving, both literally and figuratively; a time when people are ready dig deep within themselves, to pull out the gratitude that they’ve overlooked all year.   It’s a noble endeavor—I guess.  Or, maybe it’s just a way for some of us to feel less like […]

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Self Care: 7 People You Just Can’t Help

“You’re a Queen Mother,” he told me, “inside of you is a medicine that will help many people!”  Those were the words of the Ghanaian Shaman with whom I met to give me insight into my life’s path.  I cried—not just because of that, but because he also spoke about my grandmother, with whom I […]

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